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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Court of the Lions. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

2. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

3. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

4. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

5. Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

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From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

6. From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Torremolinos. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a complete guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral and explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Torremolinos.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

7. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Malaga. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral or explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Malaga.

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From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

8. From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

After pickup from Benalmadena, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain. First, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of these landscaped gardens. Then, it's time for you to explore the Nasrid Palaces. Marvel at the elaborately decorated rooms and the rich mix of architectural styles. Admire a panoramic view of the city from the walls of the Alhambra, before enjoying some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch at a local restaurant, or simply stroll around the narrow streets. You will then meet the bus to start the return journey back to Benalmadena.

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From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

9. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could stroll through the winding streets of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district, or have a leisurely lunch in one of the many plazas. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

10. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Depart Seville and head to the vibrant city of Granada, home to Spain’s most visited monument, the Alhambra. Upon arrival, head inside this UNESCO listed landmark where your guided tour begins. Stroll around the many rooms and buildings of the Alhambra, and learn about its fascinating history which dates back to the 13th century. Listen to stories about the many events that happened here, as you walk in the footsteps of royalty and prominent historical figures.  Highlights of the Alhambra include the Alcazaba, Generalife, Gardens, Palace of Carlos V, and Mosque Baths, each offering stunning architecture, richly decorated interiors, and a unique insight into Spanish history. 

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What people are saying about Palace of Charles V

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Super experience with two very enthusiastic and passionate guides. Because of all the background information you get, you go completely into the history of the Alhambra and the neighborhoods, great! I also really recommend going to the Alhambra with a guide, otherwise you won't have a good idea what everything is exactly, a waste of the experience.

Santi is a great guide, he is from the city and it shows where he is from Granada. It makes the tour dynamic and understandable for all audiences without being monotonous and the way of explaining is excellent.

Fantastic, all very well thanks to SANTI, the guide who accompanied us and who made us live history in a very pleasant and enjoyable way.

Excellent guide Maribel to see the most important of the Alhambra in one afternoon

Perfect guide Knowledgable Punctual Highly recommended